I got a lot of work to do, so just a quick note here. I got the go ahead by my doctor to make an appointment with the colorectal surgeon in Tampa. It will be Dr M and I think he works out of Tampa General Hospital. This is a Level 1 Trauma Center, so they are top notch. It is also a teaching hospital affiliated with University of South Florida (my school), so that can be both good and bad.
I am waiting for Dr M's nurse to call me back to set up the initial appointment. After I see them I am sure I will get a better picture of what to expect. I am hoping to be able to do the surgery late August or early September. Since I have to do a second surgery 12 weeks later I want to make sure it all takes place before new years, since I already fulfilled my deductible for this year and therefore don't have to pay anything.
I am actually looking forward to the surgery, if anything just to spend a few weeks with my sister! As soon as I know when and where I will get her a plane ticket, looks like I can get one for 4,800 SEK through Kilroy Travels in Sweden, flying with SAS over Chicago. Why is it never so cheap when I fly (I know, I know, summer time is more expensive...)
I am getting so routine about hospitals stays so I am just cruising along. Even K (... OK, it is so easy to find out what our real names are anyway, so KEN) is not particularly stressed about this entire thing either. In a way I think he is just happy there might finally be some relief on the horizon for me here soon. Better get back to work now!